6 days in Gatlinburg & Nashville Itinerary

6 days in Gatlinburg & Nashville Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee route planner

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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Gatlinburg

— 3 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Bootleggers Homemade Wine, Old Forge Distillery, Ripley's Haunted Adventure, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, admire the sheer force of Indian Creek Falls, see the interesting displays at Cooter's Place, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Rainforest Adventures, then get in on the family fun at Tomb Egyptian Adventure, and finally find something for the whole family at Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at B&C Winery, take in the dramatic scenery at Soco Falls, take in the awesome beauty at Waterrock Knob, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy, and finally examine the collection at World of Illusions.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg trip planner.

Gettysburg to Gatlinburg is an approximately 9-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. In July in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Nashville

— 2 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get your bearings at Stones River National Battlefield and then stroll the grounds of McGavock Confederate Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: stop by Savannah's Candy Kitchen, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then immerse yourself in nature at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, and finally examine the collection at Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Gatlinburg to Nashville is minus 1 hour. July in Nashville sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 70°F at night. On the 12th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips